McDermott International has awarded surveying company UTEC a multivessel subcontract for a series of field development operations offshore eastern India.
The work scope will see UTEC, a subsidiary of subsea services group Acteon, provide surface and subsea positioning services while installing subsea flowlines, pipeline end manifolds and terminations, jumpers, risers and umbilicals. Work is due to commence this month and will take place in water depths of up to 2,100 m.
Initially UTEC’s staff and equipment will operate on board three vessels: McDermott’s pipelay vessel DLV 2000, a third-party light construction vessel and a third-party dive support vessel. Built in 2016, DLV 2000 is 184 m long and has a dynamic positioning class of DP3.
UTEC’s business director for the Asia-Pacific region, Simon Hird, said “UTEC has a global master services agreement that sees us providing survey support on a range of McDermott owned and operated vessels.
"This continuity of involvement in McDermott projects has enabled UTEC to align its services with McDermott’s corporate and project objectives, which positions us well to extend our services to cover any third-party vessels that are brought in to a project.”
Aberdeen-headquartered UTEC has previously undertaken survey support work on projects including INPEX’s Ichthys and Woodside GWF-2 projects in Australia, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s Vashishta project in India, pipelay in Brunei for Brunei Shell Petroleum and the Siakap and Kikeh projects in Malaysia.
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